Katie Breeden

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Freddy’s Ready to Dive into Plumbing Consulting Services

Posted by Katie Breeden on Jun 6, 2019 10:29:06 AM

Freddy’s Ready rooter and sewer services opened its doors in 1948. Many things have changed since the company first went into business, but owner Reggie Crawford knows that unlike the pipes he works in and around, it only gets better with time. Headquartered in Minnesota, the Freddy’s Ready team has gained years of insight into the plumbing and drain cleaning needs of the region. While the company specializes in rooting, drain clearing and cross bore inspection services, Freddy’s Ready stands out in the industry by adding consulting services. Leveraging almost a lifetime of knowledge, Reggie’s team has found the offering unexpectedly rewarding.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight

Jetter Components 101

Posted by Katie Breeden on Mar 14, 2019 4:36:42 PM

Check out our newer Jetter 101 blogs on maintenance and nozzles

Jetters are an essential sewer and drain cleaning tool built to blast through soft obstructions like grease and sludge or melt through frozen lines. Each jetter consists of a motor, hose, pump and nozzle; and each attribute must be considered when purchasing a jetter. But none is more customizable than the jetter nozzle. Jetter nozzles are specialized to perform debris breaking and line clearing, and different designs all have individual advantages that impact price and use.

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Topics: Jetter, Pro Tip, Resources

Mobility: Keeping Drain Cleaners and Plumbers On the Go

Posted by Katie Breeden on Jan 3, 2019 3:47:43 PM

Being a plumber or drain cleaner means being mobile. From switching between cleaning, jetting or inspecting tasks to traveling from job site to job site, this profession depends on your mobility, so your equipment should support being on the go. You can’t do your job without your equipment, and you can’t use your equipment if you can’t get it out of your truck. Staying injury free also plays a large role in keeping you going, so portability considerations help you make obstacles easier on yourself and on your equipment.

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Topics: Inspection System, Jetter, Problem-solving, Pro Tip, Cable Machine, Resources

The Future of Plumbing and Drain Cleaning

Posted by Katie Breeden on Oct 9, 2018 10:57:20 AM

The young people aging into the workforce are causing quite a stir. Commentators love to write off Generation Y, or millennials, (born approximately 1980 through the mid-1990s) and Generation Z (born roughly between 1996 and 2013) as unreliable and lazy. But while there are a few bad apples in any group, it’s not a label that should be applied to entire generations.

These traits can be found in people from every generation! Millennials' length of time at a job is no shorter than Gen X-ers when they were entering the workforce, according to a Pew Research study. The tendency to "job-hop" is not a problem with the people born during a certain decade: it’s an age-group flaw. But it is true that these up-and-coming generations are changing the workforce. For the trade industry, these changes can be jarring.

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The Art of Writing a Job Description

Posted by Katie Breeden on Aug 14, 2018 4:48:23 PM
Finding the words to describe a job isn’t easy. While there’s no way to include every little detail, it’s important to convey enough information for applicants to get a sense of role requirements and responsibilities. Without a clear, easy-to-read job description, everyone ends of wasting time. You’ll end up sifting through unqualified applicants, and candidates waste time applying to a job they don’t understand.

According to a Wall Street Journal study, applicants only spend about a minute reading through a job description before deciding if it’s a good fit. So, how can you write a description that captures the important points quickly and clearly? Consider the job description to be a first impression.
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Topics: Pro Tip, Resources

Is Torque a Friend or Foe?

Posted by Katie Breeden on Jul 11, 2018 2:40:58 PM

What’s the most dangerous part of working a cable machine? Building up torque.

Merriam-Webster defines torque as “a turning or twisting force.” In a cable machine, this force is generated when the reel spins and cable is fed into the pipe, but an obstruction stops the rotation of the cutting blade. When this happens, the tension known as torque builds rapidly.

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Time to Kick Off National Safety Month

Posted by Katie Breeden on Jun 6, 2018 10:38:24 AM

June is National Safety Month! MyTana is committed to manufacturing strong, durable and safe tools that can power through tough sewer and drain cleaning work. Today, we bring you three easy habits plumbers and drain cleaners can use to create a safer work environment.

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Combining Tradition with Technology

Posted by Katie Breeden on May 16, 2018 12:48:27 PM

“Innovative” isn’t a word often used to describe the plumbing industry. It’s rooted in tradition: a generational profession with fathers teaching their sons everything they know before handing down the business. Doug Belcher, co-owner of Rocket Rooter Plumbing, came to the industry through this familiar route. His father started the Montgomery County, MD-based full-service plumbing company in 1968. Once Doug learned the ropes and became a licensed master plumber, he joined his father as a co-owner and now carries on the family business. With more than thirty years of experience today, Doug both respects the tradition within the trade and integrates innovation and technology into his work.

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Topics: Customer Spotlight

Jetter Basics

Posted by Katie Breeden on Mar 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Water jetting, sewer jetting, hydro-jetting and jetting—they all describe a process of washing out clogs, removing potential blockages or generally cleaning drains and sewer pipelines using a high-pressure spray of water. Many plumbers, drain cleaners and sewer cleaners use jetters because they are powerful and fast cleaning, thanks to a unique combination of water pressure and water flow. In many instances jetters are able to address plumbing challenges better than other pipe clearing products.

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Topics: Jetter, Resources

About MyTana

MyTana is a full-service manufacturer of drain cleaning and inspection equipment, including cable machines, drain jetters and plumber cameras. The company also offers cables, blades, nozzles and other accessories for plumbers and drain cleaners. By selling direct, MyTana is able to maintain competitive pricing while offering a high level of personalized service and support. MyTana equipment is factory-direct and American made.

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